Don’t let the cycling jerseys, running shoes and beach shorts fool you. Buried under Vancouver, B.C.’s outdoorsy exterior beats the heart of an art-loving city. Case in point: the crowds of locals streaming in to see the Vancouver Art Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.” This extraordinary collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the late-19th and early 20th century may be reason enough for art lovers to travel to Vancouver this summer. But it is only the tip of the artistic iceberg.
Consider these eight art-filled reasons to pack your bags and venture north of the border this summer. Fleece jackets optional.
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